Who is this Crazy Lady?

Hi!  My name is Kari and I am a recent transplant in the city of Chicago.  I moved here in October following my marriage to my best friend (Stephen). 
Me and the hubsters (Stephen)
What's life without amazing girlfriends to laugh with?

I grew up in Louisville, KY and spent 8 out of 9 of the last years of my life living in Lexington, KY where I moved to attend college at UK (GO CATS!).  I graduated from UK with a degree in Elementary Education and after spending a semester subbing in Fayette County Public Schools I got my first teaching position as a 5th grade teacher at Garden Springs Elementary.  I LOVED my job, and I LOVED my school family.  I spent a very happy 3 years teaching there and was sad to see it come to a close (because I was moving to Chicago, duh! ;) ).  I saved the best to talk about until last...all during my 8 years of living in Lexington, KY I was a volunteer Young Life leader at a private Christian High School (Lexington Christian Academy, LCA).  I hung out and loved on high school girls during my time there.  My goal as a YL leader?  That the girls that I came in contact with would see Jesus through the ministry (or any aspect of their life) and ultimately desire and seek a personal relationship with Him.  If you aren't familiar with the amazing ministry of Young Life, then I suggest that you go here to find out more about it!  In talking about my ministry, I feel as if it's VERY important to tell you about the most important person in my life: Jesus Christ.  I believe that apart from Him, I can do nothing (John 15:5).  Why do I follow after Christ?  Mainly because He came to give me life and to give it to me in its fullest fashion (John 10:10) and so far, my life with Him has been pretty doggone full!
Me and some of my amazing friends in Lexington.  These gals sum up Proverbs 31:30!

My AWESOME Bible Study in Lexington with my indescribable (in a good way!) leader, Frankie.  She is a woman after God's own heart and I'm so thankful that I had the precious time I did with her in Lexington to learn from her and to follow Christ alongside her.